June 2019 VADA News
Good crowds and good sales at Brimfield amounted to a successful show for dealers in spite of the rain and mud on opening day. After all, as they say, “that’s Brimfield”! Hopefully this bodes well for the upcoming antiquing season for both sellers and buyers.
The Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association held its annual meeting at the Middlebury Inn on May 28th. We’d like to welcome three new members: Michael Pheffer, Two Sides of a River Antiques, New London, New Hampshire, 18th through early 20th century furniture, folk art, stoneware, primitives, and appropriate country smalls; Toni and Jim Stoma, Latcham House Antiques, Waterville, Ohio, 18th and 19th century furniture, textiles, folk art, lighting, and related accessories; and Gregory Lovell, Gregory Lovell Antiques, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, 18th and 19th century English porcelain, transferware, Staffordshire, pearlware, and other interesting ceramics.
VADA always welcomes new members—for information on membership, contact Jeff Noordsy at email@example.com. Our mission is to promote the antiques business in Vermont and that of our member dealers.
As noted in last month’s news, Brian Bittner will step down as president in the fall. We thank Brian for serving as president of the association and for the work he has done while president, including redesigning the website and dealer directory, as well as setting up and maintaining the VADA Facebook page. Kyle Scanlon and Trisha Koptiuch will share the responsibilities of president. Kyle and Amie Scanlon have been conducting estate sales for about nine years through their company K. C. Scanlon: Estate and Consignment Sales, Essex, Vermont. Kyle’s grandparents were among the founders of VADA so Kyle comes by his love of antiques quite naturally—his first antique purchase was a 10 foot sailfish at auction when he was 9 years old! Kyle also exhibits at a number of antiques shows during the year. Trisha Koptiuch, Osgood Hill Antiques, Essex Junction, Vermont, deals in 19th and 20th century artwork and 19th century furnishings, pottery, and silver. Trisha can be found at one of the many antiques shows she does, including Brimfield and the VADA show at Stratton Mountain.
The show committee for Antiques at Stratton Mountain/The Vermont Antique Dealers’ Association Show also met. If you are interested in information about the show, contact Lori Scotnicki at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barb Johnson, Pewter and Woods Antiques and Tom Baker, Baker and Co. are having their annual Spring Open House and Sale at the Lake event on Wednesday, June 12th, 9am to 3:30pm. Barb and Tom have been saving their new finds for the sale in addition to offering some reduced prices on some old finds! The address is 51 Algonquin Road, Enfield, New Hampshire. For more information contact Tom at 831-818-8809. There are always lots of delicious refreshments too!
Contracts for the 15th Annual Norwich Antiques Show have been sent out. The show will be held on Saturday, September 14th, 10am to 3pm on the grounds of the Norwich Historical Society, corner of Elm and Main Streets, Norwich, Vermont. This event is one of just a few remaining volunteer run shows with all proceeds going to the Norwich Historical Society. Admission to the show is $5. For more information contact Gail Torkelson at 802-649-1787 or at email@example.com. It’s a wonderful little show in a beautiful setting.
The 57th Islands Antique Show and Sale in South Hero, Vermont is Friday, July 12th and Saturday July 13th. Hours are Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. There will be 21 dealers exhibiting and appraisals by Rene Vallee for $5 per item on Saturday, 10am to 12pm. The show is held at the Folsom Education and Community Center, 75 South Street, South Hero. Admission is $3 donation to C.I.D.E.R. (Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources, Inc). All proceeds help to support C.I.D.E.R. to provide resources and assistance for older adults and persons with disabilities who live in the five rural towns of Grand Isle County.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Justin Cobb, III who died on April 21th. Upon retirement, Justin turned his lifelong love of the sea and a fascination with history into his business, Captain’s Quarters Antiques which specialized in maritime art and folk art. He was a familiar face at antiques shows throughout New England.
Wishing everyone a great summer and lots of antiquing!
Vesta Urband firstname.lastname@example.org